Childbearing Years Herbal Teas

  Childbearing Years Herbal Teas

Here are some herbal teas known to be of use in the childbearing years. Explore with single herbal teas and be inspired by making herbal tea blends. The purpose of herbal teas for the childbearing years is to support the health and well being of a woman through pregnancy, birth and breast feeding. The purpose of herbal teas for children is to nourish health and well being. These teas are gentle and often calming and nourishing. All of these herbs are safe to give to children for simple common conditions such as digestive discomfort, sore throats and restlessness. For children make a herbal tea and allow it to cool, then sweeten with a little honey or fruit juice, can be served in a drinking cup.

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Blessed Thistle

(Cnicus benedictus)
Blessed Thistle Benefits

Childbearing Years

Blessed Thistle has the ability to act a galactagogue (to increase milk supply). In one particular study it was concluded that the most effective of the herbal galactagogues were Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle taken together. It not only stimulates the production of breast milk, it improves the quality too.

Women

It is also a well known herb as a remedy for other female problems, helping to alleviate PMS symptoms such as painful menstruation and PMS related headaches. 

1- 2 teaspoon of cut herb or powder per 1 cup of boiling water, infuse for 10-15 minutes.

Tea benefits... Childbearing Years, Women
 

Motherwort

(Leonurus cardiaca)
Motherwort Benefits

Blues

When depression, anxiety and panic attacks are the result of grief and/or heartbreak, Motherwort is the herb to heal your heart. Motherwort soothes the nervous system and acts as a powerful vasodilator, regulating heart rhythm and minimising palpitations.

Childbearing Years

Though it is not to be used until labour, Motherwort can ease early labour pains if they begin prematurely. It can also alleviate the restlessness, anxiety, tension and insomnia some women experience during labour. Postnatally, it is given to help the uterus relax and return to normal.

Relax and Sleep

In higher doses, Motherwort can also act as a sedative, greatly aiding restfulness and sleep quality.

Women

Motherwort acts as a uterine tonic which helps to regulate menstruation, bring on delayed periods and can reduce smooth muscle cramping – particularly menstrual cramps. It can also help relieve premenstrual tension and discomfort.

1-2 teaspoons of loose herb in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

Tea benefits... Blues, Childbearing Years, Relax and Sleep, Women
 

Raspberry

(Rubus idaeus)

Childbearing Years

Raspberry Leaf is perhaps most famous for its use in matters of fertility, childbirth and postnatal care. High in antioxidant vitamins, it helps to clear toxins from the system that might be preventing pregnancy. It also strengthens the uterine wall which may increase the chances of embryo implatation whilst reducing the risk of early miscarriage.

There are anecdotal accounts of women experiencing shorter and less painful labours that are attributed to the use of Raspberry Leaf Tea. It is reported to be especially beneficial to women who what a vaginal birth after a caesarian section because it strengthens both the uterine wall and the round ligaments surrounding the uterus.

Post-natally, Raspberry Leaf Tea can help the uterus return to pre-pregnancy size and help to reduce post-natal depression. It is also commonly used to stimulate the production of breast milk. 

1- 2 teaspoon of cut herb or powder per 1 cup of boiling water, infuse for 10-15 minutes.

Tea benefits... Childbearing Years, Women

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